Live Review: Valerie June @ Sixth & I — 2/9/19

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Valerie June performs at Eco Festival Cabaret Vert in France on Aug. 25, 2013. (Photo by Clement Caron)

On a cold Saturday evening, singer-songwriter Valerie June took the stage with a tiny banjo before a sold-out crowd at the District’s Historic Sixth & I Synagogue. Informing the crowd the that this banjo was “the baby,” Valerie played “Somebody to Love” to kick off an evening of soulful roots.

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Snapshots: Young Dolph w/ Kap G @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 1/29/19

Young Dolph 03 Young Dolph performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Jan. 29, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

Young Dolph, born Adolph Thornton Jr., hit The Fillmore Silver Spring recently on his 2019 Role Model Tour. He brought along rapper Kap G, and the two of them were captured in action by Chris Castillo.

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Live Review: Savage After Midnight @ Baltimore Soundstage — 1/27/19

Savage After Midnight 8 Savage After Midnight performs at Baltimore Soundstage on Jan. 27, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

Finding an opening band for Pop Evil seems like it may be difficult task due to the fact that the band’s songs can vary so greatly from melodic to heavy. But Savage After Midnight were more than up for the challenge at Baltimore Soundstage recently.

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Music Park: Lucero @ 9:30 Club — 10/14/18

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Lucero performs at 9:30 Club on Oct. 14, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Known for their unique blend of alt-country and Memphis soul, Lucero was met with an enthusiastic response at 9:30 Club recently from fans, whom they thanked for coming out late on a Sunday night. Led by frontman Ben Nichols, the band delivered a stacked set, playing for over two hours.

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Snapshots: Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite @ 9:30 Club — 6/13/18

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Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite perform at 9:30 Club on June 13, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite delivered a riveting performance on June 13 at the ever-legendary 9:30 Club. The pair are currently on tour in support of their latest collaboration, No Mercy in This Land, which was released March 30 via Anti- Records. The album is a follow-up to their 2013 album, Get Up!, which won a Grammy for Best Blues album.

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